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  • Grizzly bears captured for study as feds consider delisting

    Twenty-four grizzly bears have been captured so far this year in and around Yellowstone National Park as wildlife managers start another season of research toward a potential lifting of federal protections. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team...
  • Conservation groups seek increased shoreline protections

    Three conservation groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change how it regulates seawalls, bulkheads or other barriers to increase habitat protections along Puget Sound shorelines. Such concrete or rock structures prevent...
  • Scientists see climate change in action in California wildflower fields

    Scientists see climate change in action in California wildflower fields
    Drier, sunnier winters are stressing California's wildflowers. These twin trends have conspired to reduce the diversity of wildflower species in a Northern California research meadow by 15% over 15 years, according to a study published this week in...
  • Kansas biologists go on a wild goose chase, for science

    Old 1168-07910, as she's now known, was not happy. She'd come to a corner of Riverside Park at the promise of some corn and within minutes was packed tightly in a mesh pen with about 80 of her kind. Human hands came from all directions. White goose...
  • Milwaukee dives into water tech, Chicago just getting feet wet

     Milwaukee dives into water tech, Chicago just getting feet wet
    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hates "the Rust Belt" as a moniker for the Great Lakes region — who likes rust? — so he's been pushing for a more apt nickname: The Fresh Coast. "That captures who we are, and it captures who Chicago is, and...
  • Apodaca: Dads are making way for strong, smart women

    Here I was all set to write a feel-good column about Father's Day. Then someone had to go and say something so monumentally dumb that it got me all riled up, and now I just can't help myself. Instead of sunshine and lollipops I will be addressing how a...
  • Mesa valedictorians heading for STEM studies

    Mesa valedictorians heading for STEM studies
    The five valedictorians of Costa Mesa High School have two things in common — they all plan to pursue careers in fields of science, technology, engineering and math and they are all young women. After finishing in the top 2% at the school,...
  • Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it's humans' fault

    Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it's humans' fault
    A vast chunk of space rock crashes into the Yucatan Peninsula, darkening the sky with debris and condemning three quarters of Earth's species to extinction. A convergence of continents disrupts the circulation of the oceans, rendering them stagnant and...
  • Marine expert to talk at VIMS about first-ever recording of giant squid

    Marine expert to talk at VIMS about first-ever recording of giant squid
    In 2012, marine biologist Edie Widder did something others had attempted for many years, but failed: She recorded an elusive giant squid cavorting in its native deep-sea habitat. And she and her crew accomplished it by using a method no one had ever...
  • Federal government ready to declare eastern cougar extinct

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday proposed removing the eastern cougar from the endangered species list, declaring that the cougars have likely been extinct for at least 70 years. Recent sightings of cougars in the Northeast are believed to...
  • Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy

    Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West. They say they have to learn more about what grows in the region...